Pez
 


Costume :Yzma
Source :Emperor's New Groove
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

"Then I bet you weren't expecting this!"

What is holding this woman together???

Creeping out Kuzco

Closeup

Makeup test

Neck fluff

Headpiece

 


Costume Information

Description
I'm your third cousin's brother's wife's step-niece's great aunt. Twice removed. :D

Comments

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O wow I can't wait to see this X3

by Kacela on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 16:12
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WINNNN

by InfiniteJester on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 17:06
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Oh my...this is going to be AMAZING!

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 17:10
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I love you forever?

by Loxes on Wednesday, 10 November, 2010 - 21:27

I'll do Kuzco with you if storme isnt ;D I WAS planning it for may XD

by Jacobar on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 00:12
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Jake > I'm in a group which already has a Kuzco. XD;

by Pez on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 01:51
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Nice! .Which day were you planning to do this?

by Berserk667 on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 03:49
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to need a lot of help with makeup for this. XD

Ben > I'm going to be part of a group, they haven't decided yet but it seems to be for Saturday...

by Pez on Thursday, 11 November, 2010 - 13:11
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Too... awesome... for... words! :P

by Eloraborealis on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 21:43
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Ahh! This will be epic!
Must hunt you down for photos!

by DuskatNight on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 18:25
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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

by TheEmoEmu on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 08:51
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this made me very excited! Emperors new groove is one of my favourite films ever!
cannot wait to see this!!!

by Megitymeg on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 09:09
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Hahaha! I can't wait to see this x3

Please tell me you'll have a Kronk XD

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 09:40
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Squeak squeaker squeak squeakin!!! *This shall be epic* :P

by Mew Rocky on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 10:44
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this outfit is going to look great... cant wait to see ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 14 December, 2010 - 13:57
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Wow! I can't wait to see this! You'll look epic!! XD

by jemstone on Thursday, 16 December, 2010 - 00:12
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This is so much win, can't wait to see it done! XD

by Skah-Tala-Kai on Saturday, 1 January, 2011 - 17:33
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Haha oh lol! I Cannot wait to see this done !

by Zelda on Friday, 7 January, 2011 - 20:17
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haha, this is going to be brilliant!

by Mosquitoast on Tuesday, 8 March, 2011 - 14:08
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YAY i love Yzma hope i can get a photo of you :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Saturday, 19 March, 2011 - 15:47
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Oh man can't wait to see this! The Emporer's New Groove was one of my favourite movies! :3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 15:10
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Thanks guys! I hope this will turn out okay... right now I've no idea what to do with my hair! Perhaps a skull cap will need to be utilised. XD

by Pez on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 18:53
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This is looking awesome! 8D I hope I get to see this c:

by Devil_Trigger on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 00:51
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So much win!
Wonderflex sure is a great creation! love the stuff if i could afford it xDD

Nice work Pez. Love the dress too :£

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 00:57
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Thank you. 8D

That's fosshape actually, wonderflex would be a bit on the heavy side. XD Still a bit expensive though, yeah...

by Pez on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 10:21
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I. Cannot. WAIT TO SEE THIS! <333

by Kerhys on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 11:04
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my respect to you XD awesome

by CyanideCustard on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 11:18
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OH my God this is gunna be immense XD
I can't wait to see this :'D

by Cheetos on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 11:43
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I'm so glad this is working well for you. So impossibly glad XD.

by KhaosKreator on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 12:59
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"Pull the lever, Kronk! Wrong lever!"

by Leonie Heartilly on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 13:00
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EEEEEEEEE!!! I cannot express how utterly overjoyed I am with this. It's one of my fave Disney films and I did an impossibly shit Kuzco cosplay a few years back XD I will froof your feathers a plenty.

by kiichan on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 13:05
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XD Ahahahahaha thanks guys. I hope this will turn out okay... gonna need a lot of help with the makeup!

by Pez on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 19:12
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omgomgomg!! Must get a photo of this!!!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 20:11
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I love yzma, such an awesome villain :) the progress is coming along really well - can't wait to see this! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 21:19
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Awesome progress, but please don't turn me into a llama :( I'll be good

by Combustible Lime on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 21:29
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YES YES ALL OF MY LIFE YES

by CharlieDoryRose on Monday, 9 May, 2011 - 23:08
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So friggin' love you for doing this. I can't wait to see the finished costume.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 04:03
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I love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much for doing this! BEST VILLAIN EVAR!

by neomogrox on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 10:33
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Glehehehehe! The make up is spot on!!! :D

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 10:09
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Epic epic epic epic epic epic epic

by agi on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 11:02
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XDDDDDDDD Thanks! I hope I'll be suitably scary-beyond-all-reason!

by Pez on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 11:12
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Makeup test is AWESOME!!
Will definitely look out for you ^__^

by k4tt on Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 - 11:50
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most epic costume idea ever!!! XDD

by Kouji on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 19:27
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Just plain awesome <3 xD

by x-Blade-x on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 21:55
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You look positively terrifyingly awesome 8'D

by Cheetos on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 22:16
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Omg i loved this so much ^^

by Sasashie on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 17:35
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I saw you...
I waved...
You were busy...
:(
Was great to see your cosplay in person though ;)

by k4tt on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 17:47
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I seriously loved your Yzma!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 18:59
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I - loved this!!! This was so awesome to see!!

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 21:31
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Thanks so much guys. XD It was really fun to wear, but oh god so cold in the wind!

Vincent > DDDD: I didn't see you! *goes to PM you on Facebook*

by Pez on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 22:11
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You did an amazing job Pez!

by Berserk667 on Wednesday, 1 June, 2011 - 22:12
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Oh man, you looked so awesome! :D

by LittlePidgey4 on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 11:43
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Look at those wrinkles...what could possibly be holding this woman together? And I wait a sec! *notices green thing between teeth* How long has THAT been there? DDD8

XDD

by Freyarule on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 12:41
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Thanks ^^

Mel > I'm going to turn you into a flea, a harmless little flea...

by Pez on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 15:32
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This is amazing! One of favourite cosplays from this Expo ^^

by Kacela on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 19:18
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I never did manage to get a photo of this but you and your Kuzco were two of my favourite cosplays there ^_^

by Tsuchinoko on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 19:25
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love the pic with you and Kuzco in XD it's ever so entertaining X3

by SarahSaiyan on Friday, 3 June, 2011 - 10:37
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Wow this turned out amazing! I hope you managed to find a lever to pull c:

by Devil_Trigger on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 13:30
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Thanks! I haven't found a lever yet - but I plan to wear this again, so maybe next time! XD

by Pez on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 22:49
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This is brilliant!

by tripletriad on Thursday, 16 June, 2011 - 23:04
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This was made of so much win! Loved seeing this in person

by Sephirayne on Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 01:47
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Thank you! :)

Emma > It was good to see you at Expo! Hopefully there'll be more time to chat at Ayacon.

by Pez on Monday, 20 June, 2011 - 11:52
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Oh God that is so epic. :'3 You make one awesome Yzma.

by DuskatNight on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 00:53
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OMG this is like the first Yzma ever !!1 love it !!!

by Purpletie on Thursday, 25 August, 2011 - 16:56
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XD Thanks!

by Pez on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 22:50
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This...This is just beautiful...

by PirateToaster on Friday, 25 November, 2011 - 00:03
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Oh this is such a chuckle lookig at- Pezzypoo you so work Yzma well

by Manticore on Tuesday, 31 July, 2012 - 05:48
 

Shopping List

Dress fabric£15.00Bought
Zipper£1.00Bought
Feathers£18.94Bought
Shoes£4.99Bought
Fosshape (from my own shop, RRP shown...)£7.50Bought
False eyelashes£4.54Bought
Total£51.97

Journal

Hat (Posted 2nd June 2011)

The hat was made using 0.5m of Fosshape (http://www.coscraft.co.uk/craft-materials/39-fosshape-600.html). I cut and sewed pieces of it together until it was about the right size for my head, allowing a bit more room for shrinkage because fosshape shrinks as it hardens.

To harden the black area I wrapped a salad bowl in towels and then put the hat on it and used a hot iron. I only partially hardened it because it wouldn't be very nice to wear if it was rock solid. Also that meant I could sew some wig clips into it and secure it to my hair (which was hidden under a mesh wig cap).

For the purple area I used a heatgun, though a hairdryer should've worked too.

The hat was painted using acrylic paint. I found that mixing a bit of latex in the paint made it go on better.

Neck feather thing (Posted 2nd June 2011)

So, writing about this retrospectively...

I pinned a strip of tulle around the neck of my sewing mannequin, and started arranging the feathers on it, gluing the feathers to the tulle (being careful not to glue them to the mannequin) until it looked like Yzma's neckwear.

Then I took the strip of tulle + feathers off the mannequin, put another strip of tulle on top so that the feathers are sandwiched inbetween, and sewed the layers together. I did add more glue too.

After that it was just a case of putting black fabric over that, and some fastening in the front.

Dress (Posted 14th December 2010)

I'm making the version of Yzma with a black dress, feathers around her neck and that weird head decoration.

Here is the dress so far. It took two nights, following a pattern. Her dress actually is far strappier than this, and also more hourglass in shape, so adjustments will be needed. I'll do what I can but I can't make myself be shaped like Yzma so there will be compromises. XD

Also, it doesn't look that way in the photo but the dress is quite long and pools around my feet a bit the way Yzma's does.